-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 men served aboard the "Mighty Hood" during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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Alexander Richard Denholm





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J 31067
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 29th March 1920 to 13th July 1921
Biographical Information: Alexander is reputed to have run away to sea aged 14 years and have been aboard "HMS Ocean" when she was torpedoed and sunk in the Dardaneles. He survived by hanging onto drift wood until rescued. He was in Hood's first commission in 1920. Later joined the New Zealand Navy.